Manarola Cinque Terre
Manarola Cinque Terre , which means Five Lands, comprise the five small coastal villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso located in the Italian region of Liguria. They are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
If you doubt should you visit Cinque Terre don’t doubt go for it, it is not nothing but of amazing.
The easiest way to get around to the 5 different villages is to take the train which takes less than 5 minutes from one village to another. If you’re up for it, it’s also great to walk to different villages and finish your day with some tasty local pesto. I promise you it’ll be one of the best pestos you’ve ever had.
The villages in Cinque Terre are so small that you could visit multiple villages within one day. The closest airports are at Pisa and Genova. Firenze is also a reasonable choice. The city of Milan is about a 2 hour train ride to Genoa where one is able to change to the local train line. Milan’s Malpensa International Airport serves as a major intercontinental hub for the Italian airline Alitalia, but you will have to take a bus to the train station from the Malpensa Airport (~1 hour). There are also good connections from North America via large hubs such as New York City, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Delta Airlines also operates a flight from Atlanta via New York’s JFK International Airport to Pisa’s Galileo Galilei International Airport.Monterosso is built to accommodate many tourists in large, modern apartments and hotels. It doesn’t have quite the same charm as the other towns, but it does have a quite a large sandy beach with lots of colourful umbrellas, and of course, beach-side restaurants and cafes. The backstreets of Monterosso are not as interesting as in the other towns. Not to be missed at the end of the beach is a big statue holding a terrace.